Sacher Torte: A Piece of Vienna
Did you know that the Sacher Torte is still prepared exlusively by hand?
The Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832. The original recipe remains a guarded secret of Hotel Sacher so the the one and only Sachert Torte is served nowhere else. It is so favourite that Austria has the National Sacher Torte Day on 5 December.
It is basicaly a chocolate cake coated by hand with an apricot jam and a chocolate icing on top. Traditionally it is served with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream.
It was in 1832 when Prince von Metternich instructed the 16-year-old apprentice cook Franz Sacher to make a cake for his quests. He succeeded and years later his son Eduard established a luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna - Sacher. The cake became the symbol of the hotel. After marrying a butcher's daughter Anna, the hotel became of of the most popular hotels. Various celebrities and high society had meetings there and enjoyed the delicious cake.